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Mom helped son set himself on fire for Facebook, police say - WTF?

Posted by on Aug. 13, 2014 at 4:30 PM
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 Mother accused of helping son record setting himself on fire for Facebook

WSOC-TV - Charlotte

CHARLOTTE, N.C. —

Police in North Carolina  have arrested a mom accused of helping her 16-year-old son record a video for Facebook where he set himself on fire.

Videos of teens setting themselves on fire has become a viral challenge on Facebook.

Charlotte-Mecklenburg police detectives watched the video that showed the victim pouring fingernail polish on his body and setting himself on fire.

The mother of the teen, Janie Talley, 41, was present and aware of what her son was doing and facilitated the recording, police said.

Other people who were there helped put out the fire.

The victim sustained minor burns to his chest and neck area.

Talley was arrested Wednesday and charged with contributing to the delinquency of a juvenile.

Facebook officials have recognized the danger in this activity and have removed similar videos from its site to avoid copycat videos.

Police are strongly discouraging these videos from being made and the dangers it poses.

by on Aug. 13, 2014 at 4:30 PM
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Anonymous
by Anonymous 1 on Aug. 13, 2014 at 4:32 PM
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Ugh. We need to just let the idiots kill themselves. Natural selection. If someone is dumb enough to set themselves on fire for FACEBOOK, then they deserve what they get.
Lunarprancer
by Betsy on Aug. 13, 2014 at 4:35 PM

 And the Mom who watches them do it.

Quoting Anonymous: Ugh. We need to just let the idiots kill themselves. Natural selection. If someone is dumb enough to set themselves on fire for FACEBOOK, then they deserve what they get.

 

Lunarprancer
by Betsy on Aug. 13, 2014 at 4:48 PM

 I posted about a kid who died doing it.  This one is nuts because the mom freaking helped. 

 http://www.whio.com/news/news/national/port-st-lucie-police-find-12-foot-python-that-they/ngx8K/#sthash.i6ek1Mgh.dpuf

 

Quoting Anonymous:

lmao I knew some story would come out, just like everyone is jumping on the ice water band wagon for facebook.

 

Anonymous
by Anonymous 1 on Aug. 13, 2014 at 4:48 PM
Yup

Quoting Lunarprancer:

 And the Mom who watches them do it.


Quoting Anonymous: Ugh. We need to just let the idiots kill themselves. Natural selection. If someone is dumb enough to set themselves on fire for FACEBOOK, then they deserve what they get.

 

Anonymous
by Anonymous 1 on Aug. 13, 2014 at 4:49 PM
That's the python one.

Quoting Lunarprancer:

 I posted about a kid who died doing it.  This one is nuts because the mom freaking helped. 


 http://www.whio.com/news/news/national/port-st-lucie-police-find-12-foot-python-that-they/ngx8K/#sthash.i6ek1Mgh.dpuf


 


Quoting Anonymous:

lmao I knew some story would come out, just like everyone is jumping on the ice water band wagon for facebook.


 

Anonymous
by Anonymous 3 on Aug. 13, 2014 at 4:49 PM

Yup. 

 It is dangerous. 

He is 16. He knew that. 

As teens we used to use lighterfluid to light our hands on fire. 

No one was hurt. but we werent stupid. we knew it was dangerous and we could have been hurt. 

People need to quit freaking out so much. 

stormborn
by on Aug. 13, 2014 at 4:50 PM

I saw one of those videos and honestly I am fine with it if people want to clean the gene pool out a little, lol.

Anonymous
by Anonymous 1 on Aug. 13, 2014 at 4:51 PM
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Lol @ you weren't stupid. Yes, yes you were. Only idiots light themselves on fire.

Quoting Anonymous:

Yup. 

 It is dangerous. 

He is 16. He knew that. 

As teens we used to use lighterfluid to light our hands on fire. 

No one was hurt. but we werent stupid. we knew it was dangerous and we could have been hurt. 

People need to quit freaking out so much. 

Lunarprancer
by Betsy on Aug. 13, 2014 at 4:52 PM

 Lol, oops. Here:

http://www.thenewsnerd.com/local/boy-dies-participating-facebook-fire-challenge/

Quoting Anonymous: That's the python one.
Quoting Lunarprancer:

 I posted about a kid who died doing it.  This one is nuts because the mom freaking helped. 

 http://www.whio.com/news/news/national/port-st-lucie-police-find-12-foot-python-that-they/ngx8K/#sthash.i6ek1Mgh.dpuf

 

Quoting Anonymous:

lmao I knew some story would come out, just like everyone is jumping on the ice water band wagon for facebook.

 

 

Lunarprancer
by Betsy on Aug. 13, 2014 at 4:53 PM

 http://www.thenewsnerd.com/local/boy-dies-participating-facebook-fire-challenge/

Quoting Anonymous:

Yup. 

 It is dangerous. 

He is 16. He knew that. 

As teens we used to use lighterfluid to light our hands on fire. 

No one was hurt. but we werent stupid. we knew it was dangerous and we could have been hurt. 

People need to quit freaking out so much. 

 

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